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For Immediate Release

Monday, January 13, 2020

AFSCME Mobilizes, Urges Immediate Action to Ease Suffering in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON — 

AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued the following statement concerning the devastating series of earthquakes and aftershocks hitting Puerto Rico and called on the administration to allocate resources to ease Puerto Rico’s suffering:

“The entire AFSCME family has the people of Puerto Rico in its thoughts and prayers as they continue to face unthinkable conditions and personal hardship. Puerto Rico’s public service workers are tireless in their efforts to keep their communities safe, healthy and strong even though they, too, face displacement from their homes, vast power outages and the threat of disease. AFSCME is mobilizing to assist Puerto Rico’s communities by providing shipments of water and other vital necessities. We urge the Trump administration to implement a robust and immediate aid effort to ease the suffering and devastation facing the commonwealth. We also encourage our communities across the country to help however they can and suggest donations be directed to these organizations in Puerto Rico:

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